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Contraceptive Use by Women

The following table shows the number and percent of women using contraception and not using contraception in the United States in 1982, 1995, 2002, and 2006–2010 according to type of contraception.

 All sexually experienced women
Contraceptive status and method1982199520022006–2010
All sexually experienced women (in thousands)46,68453,80054,19053,475
     
Using contraception94.8%98.2%98.2%99.1%
Female sterilization22.323.420.719.5
Male sterilization10.114.613.013.3
Pill76.382.282.381.9
Norplant or Implanon implantn.a.2.12.11.9
3-month injectable (Depo-Provera)n.a.4.516.823.2
Contraceptive patchn.a.n.a.0.910.4
Contraceptive ringn.a.n.a.n.a.6.3
Intrauterine device (IUD)18.410.05.87.7
Emergency contraceptionn.a.0.84.210.8
Today spongen.a.12.07.34.3
Diaphragm17.115.28.53.1
Condom51.882.089.793.4
Periodic abstinence:    
Calendar rhythm17.024.316.218.1
Natural family planning2.34.23.54.1
Withdrawal24.540.656.159.6
Foam alone24.918.312.16.8
Jelly or cream alone5.89.17.34.2
Suppository or insert9.710.67.53.4
Other methods9.30.31.00.8
NOTE: Percents may not add to 100 because of rounding.
Source: National Health Statistics Reports, No. 62, Feb. 14, 2013, Centers for Disease Control.

 

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